Africa

How Africa’s richest woman exploited family ties, shell companies and inside deals to build an empire

Luanda Leaks, a new investigation by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and 36 media partners, exposes two decades of unscrupulous deals that made dos Santos Africa’s wealthiest woman.

A file photo of a chaotic scene in Burundi used to illustrate the story [Photo Credit: BBC.com]

EU condemns human rights abuses in Burundi ahead of 2020 elections

The general elections in Burundi would be held in May.

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German minister travels to Libya as pressure builds on peace efforts

Libya has been in turmoil since the 2011 overthrow of long-time dictator, Moamer Gaddafi.

Photo: Pixabay (File photo).

South Africa boycotts 2020 Futsal over Morocco’s Occupation of Western Sahara

“South Africa has no issue in playing in Morocco but in line with SA government and AU resolutions, we will not play in Western Sahara.”

Boko Haram has killed some Nigerian citizens

Human Rights Violations and Violence: Nigeria, Somalia, other African hotspots

The nations named in the 2020 World Report of Human Rights Watch, range from Nigeria in the west, through Central Africa and the Great Lakes region to Somalia in the east.

Nigerien President President Mahamadou Issoufou

Nigerien president sacks army chief, others after terrorist attack on military base

Terrorists struck military targets for the third time in a month on January 9, killing 89 soldiers at a barracks north of the capital Niamey.

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Libya Crisis: EU’s Michel travels to Turkey, Egypt

Turkey and Egypt are backing opposing sides in Libya’s civil war.

UNHCR

UNHCR fired staff over refugee resettlement corruption

The UN Refugee Agency has also stepped up its disciplinary measures around the world.

Mali military

20 wounded in Mali rocket attack on UN base

Tensions regularly flare between armed groups and the government.

President of Uganda Yoweri K Museveni gestures as he speaks during a news conference in a hotel in St Julians, Valletta, Malta on the first day of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), Friday Nov. 25, 2005. CHOGM was opened by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II on Friday and the event is due to hosted by Uganda in two years time. (AP Photo/Martin Cleaver)

Uganda repatriates released Rwandan prisoners

Ugandan authorities say the release is in line with the Luanda Memorandum of Understanding signed between the two countries.

Kenyan soldiers used to illustrate the story. [PHOTO CREDIT: Kenya Insights]

Three Americans killed as Al-Shabaab attacks Kenyan base

Two others were injured and are “currently in stable condition; they are being evacuated.”

Marry Mubaiwa the wife of Zimbabwe vice-president Constantino Chiwenga covered her head when she was arrested. By Jekesai NJIKIZANA (AFP)

Zimbabwe vice president’s wife freed on bail after attempted murder charge

She was initially arrested on December 14 on separate charges including fraud and money laundering.

Burkina Faso on map used to illustrate the story.

14 students killed in north-western Burkina Faso

A bus, transporting students to the city of Toma, jumped on a mine.

Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni

Ugandan president inaugurates 195-km walk to honour liberation fighters

Mr Museveni led a similar walk in 1999.

Four journalists of the Burundi's independent media Iwacu Press Group:(L to R) Agnes Ndirubusa, Christine Kamikazi, Terence Mpozenzi, Egide Harerimana and the driver Adolphe Masabarakiza appear at the High Court in Bubanza, western Burundi, on December 30, 2019 for complicity in endangering the internal security of the state. - The Burundian prosecution demanded 15 years in prison against four journalists and their driver arrested on October 22, 2019, while covering the incursion of Burundian rebels from the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). (Photo by Tchandrou Nitanga / AFP)

Burundi prosecutor seeks 15-year prison term for Iwacu journalists

The court is expected to rule on the case later in January, the same sources said.

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38 journalists detained by Somali authorities in 2019

The figure is higher than that of 2018 when 16 journalists were detained.

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Plane crashes in Sudan’s Darfur region, killing all on board

The cause of the crash is yet to be ascertained.

Angola freezes assets of ex-president’s daughter over corruption allegations

The asset freeze followed an injunction application by the state, which is seeking to recover around 1 billion dollars of funds.

Mogadishu on the map of Somalia

Somalia says unnamed country behind blast that killed 90 people

The bombing occurred on Saturday in Mogadishu, the country’s capital.

Abdelmadjid Tebboune [PHOTO: Sada El Balad]

Algerian president appoints new PM

President Abdelmadjid Tebboune has requested the new prime minister, Abdelaziz Djerrad, to form a cabinet.

Mogadishu on the map of Somalia

Death toll in Somali car bombing rises to 73

The bombing occurred on Saturday morning in Mogadishu, the country’s capital.

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South Sudan crisis: Kiir, rebel leader agree to form unity govt

The government of national unity will come into effect after 100 days.

Tanzania set to release 1,443 Ethiopian prisoners

Hundreds of Ethiopians are detained in Tanzania while trying to use the country as a transit point for their final destination – South Africa.

President Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi of Egypt

Egypt to move govt headquarters to new capital

Egypt is currently building a new administrative capital city covering an area of 714 square km, some 45 km east of the capital Cairo

Algeria on map

Abdelmadjid Tebboune wins Algeria’s presidential election

Mr Tebboune won a majority 58.15 per cent of vote in the presidential election to become the 8th president of the North African nation since gaining independence from France in 1962.